Fall River Woman Caught Attempting Break In While Carrying Illegal Firearm Sentenced to Prison

Bristol County District Attorney’s Office

Thomas M. Quinn III
District Attorney

Press Release
March 6, 2023

A 41-year-old Fall River woman with a long history of criminal convictions was sentenced to serve up to seven-and-a-half years in state prison last week after being convicted of attempting to break into a residence while in possession of a loaded high capacity firearm, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced.

Anahi Rodrigues pled guilty in Fall River Superior Court to indictments charging her with Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Forearm, Carrying an Illegal Firearm, and Two Counts of Possessing a Large Capacity Feeding Device.  She also pled guilty in Fall River District Court to charges of Breaking and Entering, and Attempt to Commit a Crime.

On March 1, 2021, Fall River Police were called to a city residence regarding an attempted breaking and entering in progress.  When officers arrived on scene, they located the defendant on the fire escape.  The defendant was carrying a backpack, which contained a loaded AR-15 Pistol and two additional magazines with 19 and 15 rounds capacities.  The follow up investigation determined the target of the house break was the defendant’s ex-boyfriend.

The defendant has a comprehensive record of assaultive convictions dating back to 2001.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Kaitlyn O’Leary and Nate Kennedy, and the six to seven-and-a-half year state prison sentence was imposed by Judge Raffi Yessayan.

“This defendant has a significant criminal history, including prior jail sentences. She was caught breaking into a home with a loaded high capacity weapon. Clearly, she is a danger to the community. The sentence imposed is appropriate to protect public,” District Attorney Quinn said.


Gregg Miliote

Director of Communications